Frequently Asked Questions 

 

When is the first practice? 

August 7, 2017. 

This season we will not be excepting any registrations after the first day of practice which will be August 7th, this mean we will not accept any players after the season has started. 

 

Where is practice held ?

Cooney field (behind Hurd Stadium)

 

Cooney field, East St., Beverly MA
Rte 128 No; exit 18; rt off exit and follow route 22 toward Beverly for @ 1.5 miles; after Railroad tracks take 2nd left on Corning St; take 3rd right on Victor ave; right at end onto East St into Cooney field parking lot.

 

What football equipment do I need to have or buy?

Football cleats, mouth guard, protective cup, game sox and a water bottle are the only items you need to have or buy. The program will issue to each player, all remaining equipment, such as helmet, shoulder pads, practice uniform, game uniform (home and way).

 

What happens at the first few practices?

The first two weeks of practice are for conditioning, and are non-contact. Players should wear t-shirt, shorts, and cleats.

 

The players are grouped together by grade, and will do practice as one grade based group. After about two weeks of conditioning practice, practice will start with full pads, (helmets, shoulder pads etc)

 

Coaches will lead the program, under a structured  practice environment.

 

When will we know what team we are on? 

 After coaches work closely with each of the players to determine skill levels, and get to know each player, a selection process will take place. The head coach of each team will draft players from the summer practice session onto his/her team.
 
Once each player is selected to a team, the Head Coach, and the coaching staff will run the team. This included team specific communications, expectations, etc. Each team will be asked to have a team parent to support the Head Coach on all non field matters such as emails, fun raising, volunteer help etc.
 
What grades belong to each division?
Titan Division (one team)
Grades 1-2
Crusader Division (usually 2 teams)
Grades 3-4
Spartan Division(usually 2 teams)
Grades 5-6
Gladiator Division
Grades 7- 8

 

When will practices take place once school and the season starts?

Once each player is assigned to a team, your head coach will determine your practice schedule. Most practices are Tue, Wed, Thurs 6:00-8:00 pm with a run through practice Saturday mornings. Because the practice field has lights, we practice at night after daylight saving time ends.

 

When are the games?

Games are played on Sundays; you may have a Sat night game or 1 week night game during the season as well. Actual game schedule will be posted on the web site.
 
How long do games run?

The Titans play a running time clock. The rest of the levels play 10 minute quarters with the normal clock stops that happen based on whats going on on the field.

 

How can I volunteer?

  • Each team will need 1 play counter and 1 spotter for every game.  The play counter is required by the league to officiate that each player on a team has received their designated number of plays each game. The spotter is on the opposing sideline to verify their play counter is correct.
  • Teams are also required to have 3 volunteers to hold the chains and markers for their home games.
  •  Each team is responsible to have a team parent who helps to communicate league and team information.  The team parent is responsible help to fill volunteers for the concession stand for their team's home games.  
  • Each team is required to have 3 parent volunteers in the concession stand 1 hour before each home game and an additional 3 parents for one hour after their home game.  You will never miss your child's game! The concession stand is the major fundraising for Beverly Youth Football and Cheer so it is very important we have the man power to run the crucial part of our program.  

 

It takes all of us as volunteers to run this program so please volunteer as you can.  An hour of your time goes a very long way!